Tag: Merge Records

Songs Of 2018: Ibibio Sound Machine, “A Forest”

An amazing and drippy cover of a classic song from The Cure

Song Of The Day: Ibibio Sound Machine, “A Forest”

Taken from the Merge Records release, Eyio.

Song Of The Day: The Karl Hendricks Trio, “What Everyone Else Calls Fun”

We were saddened to learn of the death of Karl Hendricks, which led us to revisiting this classic single, which was both his debut for Merge Records and our introduction to him.

Waxahatchee: Early Recordings (Merge)

These five innocuous songs–taken from a limited edition split cassette–served as the debut of Katie Crutchfield’s new project, Waxahatchee. These songs’ greatest element? Potential.

3AM Eternal: The Clientele “Monday’s Rain” (1999)

A dreamy b-side still evokes powerful memories to yours truly.

Richard Buckner: Bloomed (Merge Records)

A long time ago, in my first year at Texas Tech University, I had a conversation with a man at a bar. He said he was working on a new record. He described the process as a tedious yet fun endeavor, but he wasn’t from Lubbock and he was ready to go back home. He… Read More ›

Superchunk: Indoor Living (Merge)

  Superchunk‘s sixth album, Indoor Living, found the Chapel Hill band at a crossroads. The band’s previous albums, 1994’s Foolish, and 1995’s Here’s Where The Strings Come In, were critically well-received and, in terms of independent record sales in the mid-1990s, both were commercially successful. As often happens in the case of bands with a… Read More ›

Lambchop: Nixon (Merge Records)

To many people’s great surprise, Lambchop’s fifth album, Nixon, was a surprise European hit. In many ways it was a grand departure from the band’s previous work; lush and supple, much less “country” and much more R&B in nature, the album seamlessly flows from start to finish in one continuous groove. This was a newer,… Read More ›